Sack Parliament!

 

At 1pm on Monday October 9th, up to one hundred and fifty angry and concerned people converged on the Palace of Westminster, to sack parliament. The plan was to surround parliament and cause parliamentary activities to cease. MPs, Lords and civil servants would be prevented from re-opening Parliament.

3pm update: During the protest an NUJ photogapher was hospitalised by police after being violently thrown into a kerb. Pic | Video
2pm update: 150 people surrounded by cops, cops and more cops.

As soon as protesters started to arrive, police quickly moved in stop and search everyone that was considered 'suspicious'. Many people were turned away from reaching Parliament Square, others were singled out by police units and preentd from joining the protests. See 2pm update when around 100 protesters were surrounded by police. An NUJ photogapher was hospitalised by police after being violently thrown into a kerb [3pm update | Video]

Eventually the remaining protestores were left out the police pen, after having been searche, photographed and identified. There are reports of several arrests, but there is no confirmation of numbers as yet.

Photos: 1 | 2 | Mainstream media pics

Events on the day: Anti-authoritarian block | Critical Mass | Party@Parliament | Rehabilitation Block

More information: Map and events over the weekend | Original call-out

Links: Sack Parliament | Evening Standard article

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